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Palace on Wheels Tour The Palace on Wheels is one of the world's most exciting rail journeys, as much for the train and the facilities provided on board, as for the royal destinations it precedes to every single day. With everything taken care of – dining, accommodation, sight seeing - as well as organized shopping, there is nothing for the traveler to do but sleep in the history of the land, soak in the colors, and experience the royal life of a Maharaja. The tour starts from Delhi and comes back to the city after going through, in order: Jaipur-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Sawai Madhopur-Chittorgarh-Udaipur-Bharatpur-Agra-Delhi.

We welcome you aboard to Royal Experience of the Maharajas of Rajasthan and if you are really looking for a holiday of a lifetime, the Palace on Wheels is for you.

Palace on Wheels Tour Itinerary
(8 Days Tour)

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Dep 1800 Hrs

Delhi, the capital city of modern India, a city known for its rich, valorous and exotic history. Once the fabled city of the heroes of the Mahabharata, and ruled by the Rajputs before they were displaced by foreign invaders.
Evening at 1800 Hrs join the group, reception and traditional welcome at Safdarjung Railway station, New Delhi, before the Palace on Wheels pulls out into the night for a week-long luxury cruise through fascinating Rajasthan. Dinner and overnight onboard.



Arrival 0300 Hrs
Dep 1930 Hrs

The first stop of Palace on Wheels is Jaipur, one of the most well planned cities of the world of its time. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in1727 A.D.
To explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, which is a remarkable five storied building along the main street of the old city in pink splendor with semi-octagonal and delicate honey, combed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to Amber Fort, 8 Kms. away, where rides on caparisoned elephants add to the ambiance. After lunch at a Palace Hotel, you are off to the City Palace, home of the erstwhile royal family. Right across the road from the City Palace is the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory built by the Sawai Jai Singh II. The Luxury coaches will take you back to Palace on Wheels around 1930 pm. Dinner and overnight onboard.



Arrival 0900 Hrs
Dep 2345 Hrs

In the heart of the Thar Desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal, in 1156A.D. Here the yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the city. Discover the painstakingly latticed Havelis or mansions with their grand facades. The Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-Haveli and Salim Singh-ki-Haveli are fine examples of the stone carver’s skill.
After lunch on board, go for an exciting camel ride on the sand dunes of Sam, before sipping a refreshing cup of tea.
Enjoy the dinner and the cultural program at a hotel in Jaisalmer. The train leaves for Jodhpur at night.



Arrival 0700 Hrs
Dep 1530 Hrs

Next morning the Palace on wheels is in Jodhpur, a city ringed by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. is known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort. The grand palaces within- Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Near the fort complex lies Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble.
After lunch at a royal Palace hotel, return to the Palace on Wheels. While in Jodhpur shop for the exquisite handcrafted articles including the famous breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie and dye fabrics.



Sawai Madhopur
Arrival 0400 Hrs
Dep 1030 Hrs

Arrival 1600 Hrs

One can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the Palace on Wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. After breakfast a visit is arranged to the Ranthambore National Park, wherein are located the ruins of a 10th century fort. This wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the country’s best for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger. The park, covering an area of 392 sq.kms. is home to more than 300 species of birds. The tiger, hyena, rattle, jackal and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous population here. Sawai Madhopur is known for its exclusive toys, ethnic ornaments and costumes. Upon return to the Palace on Wheels, you leave for Chittorgarh, when one gets an opportunity to watch the colorful countryside passing by in the daylight.
After lunch on board you are in Chittorgarh. Images of love and velour; scars of battles lost and won thrice-besieged, Chittorgarh Fort is all this and more.



Udaipur Dep 0530 hrs from Chittorgarh to Udaipur
Arrive Udaipur at 0730 Hrs

Arrive in Udaipur, the Lake City at 0730 am. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughal, in 1559A.D. Perhaps the two most beautiful sites of Udaipur are the dream-like marble Palaces-the Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and the Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake Pichola. After lunch a visit to City Palace is exhilarating.
In the evening visit the crystal gallery. Later proceed to Bharatpur on board Palace on Wheels



Arrival 0630 Hrs
Dep 1145 Hrs

Arrival 1430 hrs
Dep 2300 Hrs

Early next morning, the Palace arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of Maharaja Suraj Mal. After breakfast pay a visit to the world famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the nesting place of thousands of Egrets, Siberian Cranes, migratory Water Fowl and other species of birds.3
Arrive at Fatehpur Sikri-the red sandstone Mughal palatial complex. Within the enclosure is a mosque built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and dedicated to the Sheikh Salim Chisti, a Muslim Sufi Saint who blessed him with a son. After lunch move on from the Red Fort and arrive at the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. A pristine monument of undying love. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. After dinner on board and a good night’s sleep.



Arrive 0600 Hrs

Arrive at Safdarjung Train Station, New Delhi at 0600 hrs the next morning and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time.

7 Nights Palace On Wheels Train Tour Ex. Delhi for 2008 - 09

May' 2008 to August' 2008


September' 2008

03, 10, 17, 24

October' 2008

01, 08, 15, 22, 29

November' 2008

05, 12, 19, 26

December' 2008

03, 10, 17, 24*, 31*

January ' 2009

07, 14, 21, 28

February ' 2009

04, 11, 18, 25

March ' 2009

04, 11, 18, 25

April ' 2009

01, 08, 15, 22, 29

Tour Cost on Per Person Basis:

  October ‘08 – March ‘09 September ‘08 & April’ 09
Single Occupancy INR 21,390 per person per day INR 15,810 per person per day
Double Occupancy INR 15,996 per person per day INR 12,276 per person per day
Triple Occupancy INR 12,927 per person per day INR 9,951 per person per day

Kindly Note: -

1. 1. Please note that Palace on Wheels is operating only on Wednesday.
2. Half fare for children of 5 years and above but less than 12 years. Children below 5 years are complimentary
3. There will be 10% surcharge levied on the tariff for the trips falling during Christmas and New Year.
4. Due to annual maintenance Palace on Wheels is not operating between May to August every year.

Above tour cost includes:

1. Accommodation on twin share on full board basis i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner for 7 nights /8 days basis as per the programme.
2. All conducted sight seeing tours in deluxe coaches.
3. Entrance fee to monuments and palaces and cultural entertainment.
4. All present applicable taxes.

Above Cost does not include:

1. All Airfares quoted separately.
2. Airport Tax.
3. Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone calls, Laundry, soft / hard drinks, tipping etc.
4. Camera Fee at monuments.
5. All supplement quoted separately.
6. Any Porterage services at Apt/ Rly Stn.
7. Any other item not mentioned above.

Reservation / Cancellation

(1) 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
(2) Remaining 50% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.

(A) In case of FITs
1. 5% of ticket value 65 days prior to departure.
2. 20% of ticket value 35 days prior to departure.
3. 100% of ticket value between less than 35 days prior to departure.

(B) In case of Group and Charter
1. 10% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
2. 100% of ticket value between 0 to 59 days prior to departure.

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